Hart Crag in snow

Hart Crag in snow (picture taken towards the start of walk 29, 6/1/11)

Height: 2698 feet above sea level.

Volume: Book 1 (The Eastern Fells)

Date climbed: 4th June 2011 (walk 36).

Bagged as number: 113 out of 214. [ << Dove Crag (112)  (114) Fairfield >> ]

Hart Crag from Fairfield

Hart Crag from Fairfield

Route of ascent and descent:   Approached on the ridge from Dove Crag, left on the ridge to Fairfield.

What Mr Wainwright says (from page 2 of his chapter): “Midway along the high-level traverse between Fairfield and Dove Crag is the rough top of Hart Crag, occupying a strategic position overlooking three valleys. To the northeast, Hart Crag follows usual mountain structure by sending out a long declining ridge, which forms a high barrier between desolate Deepdale and delectable Dovedale. North, a wall of crags defends the summit above the wild hollow of Link Cove, a hanging valley encompassed by cliffs: this is its finest aspect by far.”

What I say: Though I passed over the top of Hart Crag pretty quickly, it was probably the most impressive object seen on this walk: unlike the other fells bagged today it looks decent from the other side as well, as you can see from the picture shown here, bagged back in January. But with so many people traipsing round the Fairfield Horseshoe, of which this is more-or-less the halfway point, no one is going to have the summit of this fell to themselves.

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